UNHCR / GRANDI TURKEY REFUGEES

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The High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi visited the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management (PDMM) Verification Centre and the Legal Clinic in Gaziantep province, where Syrians under temporary protection and all people in need of international protection, can verify their status in Turkey. UNHCR

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DATELINE: 9, 10 SEPTEMBER 2021, GAZIANTEP / ŞANLIURFA, TURKEY

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9 SEPTEMBER 2021, GOVERNORATE OF ŞANLIURFA, ŞANLIURFA PROVINCE, TURKEY

1. Various shots, round table meeting - UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi and Governor Abdullah Erin along with Turkish officials and other UNHCR staff
2. Wide shot, Governor Abdullah Erin talking
3. Med shot, Governor Abdullah Erin talking
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations:
“The purpose of my visit here is also to see what can we do more or better to support the Turkish authorities in this very important task of hospitality that you are carrying out for now almost eleven years.”

9 SEPTEMBER 2021, RED CRESCENT’S COMMUNITY CENTRE, ŞANLIURFA PROVINCE, TURKEY

5. Med shot, refugee girls sitting
6. Med shot, Filippo Grandi and staffs of TRCC centre talking inside a room
7. Wide shot, Filippo Grandi waving the refugee girls
8. Wide shot, Filippo Grandi talking to a refugee teacher
9. Pan right, Filippo Grandi listening to the teacher
8. Med shot, Teacher explaining what she teaches
9. Wide shot, classroom with computers and girl students working
10. Med shot, student learning on the computer
11. Med shot, TRCC Centre’s Staff showing a 3-D printer to Filippo Grandi
12. Tilt up, material being printed to Filippo Grandi watching
13. Med shot, Filippo Grandi receiving a plate with printed logos as a gift
14. Close up, gift of the plate printed
15. Med shot, Filippo Grandi sitting at a table with refugee women working / painting
16. Pan left, women talking to Filippo Grandi
17. Med shot, girl explaining her work
18. Close up, painting work
19. Various shots, women and Filippo Grandi talking around the table
20. Med shot, kids happily clapping, shouting and waving
21. Various shots, clapping noise with HC and other people waving and cheering

10 SEPTEMBER 2021, GOVERNORATE OFFICE, GAZIANTEP PROVINCE, TURKEY

21. Various shots, Filippo Grandi meets with Governor of Gaziantep, Davut Gül

10 SEPTEMBER 2021, GAZIANTEP PROVINCE, TURKEY

22. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations:
“The refugee policies of Turkey, continue to be extremely positive, especially in respect to Syrian refugees who have access to education and healthcare and other services.”
23. Med shot, press conference
“This is why my visit here is also to appeal to the international community, donor countries, to international organizations to do more to help Turkey maintain these very generous policies for refugees that it hosts.”
24. Wide shot, press conference journalists

STORYLINE:

The High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on Friday (10 Sep) visited the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management (PDMM) Verification Centre and the Legal Clinic in Gaziantep province, where Syrians under temporary protection and all people in need of international protection, can verify their status in Turkey.

Turkey currently hosts some 3.7 million Syrians and around 330,000 others, the majority of whom are Afghans.

“Turkey is an example to the world not only in that it continues to protect millions of refugees but is also a leader in how it hosts them,” the High Commissioner said. “The Government and people have included refugees in public services, offering important opportunities for them to achieve their potential.”

Refugees have access to public services, such as education, legal work opportunities and national health care including testing and vaccination for COVID-19. “This is real inclusion. However, responding to a refugee crisis and assisting refugees must be a global and shared responsibility as reiterated in the Global Compact for Refugees,” Grandi added. “Donors must also step up and help not just refugees but also the Turkish people who have generously hosted them.”

The High Commissioner’s mission included visits to Ankara, Sanliurfa and Gaziantep. He was received by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and held meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlût Çavuşoğlu and Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu.

During his meetings, Grandi emphasized the importance of global cooperation to find solutions to displacement and refugee flows as well as the importance of scaling up assistance both in refugee hosting countries and countries of origin.

The unfolding situation in Afghanistan was also a subject of discussions and Grandi briefed on UNHCR’s operations inside the country to urgently help the 3.5 million displaced people ahead of the looming winter as well as UNHCR’s activities in support of Afghan refugees and their hosts. Grandi also reiterated his public appeal to all member states to respect the right of Afghans to seek international protection.

While in Şanlıurfa and Gaziantep, Grandi met the respective governors and mayors and thanked them for their leadership in promoting harmonious relations between Turkish and Syrian communities. He also met with refugees to listen to their perspectives and experiences as refugees and their hopes and aspirations for the future.
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